Hong Kong International Literary Festival

It's easy to complain in Hong Kong

Ill wind for Barack Obama

We've been alerted to a government complaints service that we have never previously heard of. This is the 1823 call centre, which is open around the clock.

Sunday, 7 October, 2012, 7:52am

Treat for bookworms

Marking an exciting new chapter for children in Hong Kong, the city will be launching the first ever Young Readers Festival in March to let youths rediscover the joy of reading.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Festival fun for baby bookworms

Next year the Hong Kong International Literary Festival will split into two events to dedicate more time and resources to schools and families.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Become a patron

Tickets to events are available online at www.festival.org.hk. The Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival is a not-for-profit organisation and relies on donations. For a HK$380 donation you can become one of the Friends of the Festival and receive advance notice about authors and events, priority booking and access to Friends-only events.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

It's moonlight movies and a meet-and-greet with a Booker Prize winner

Now that the cold weather warning has finally been lifted, organisers of the outdoor Moonlight Movies series at the Cyberport podium have decided to go ahead with the programme this week.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

The Festival

The Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival

11 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Icons and an iconoclast

There was a buzz of excitement late last year when it was whispered that American giant of letters Gore Vidal would be attending the 2007 Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival.

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Look out for Literary Festival next month

We studied The Diary of Anne Frank in English literature class. The book tells how Anne and her family were forced to go into hiding during the Holocaust.

Literature lessons allow us to analyse the characters in books. Despite her suffering, Anne showed great determination and courage. She is a source of inspiration for us all.

12 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Literary Festival board ousts Vittachi amid acrimony

Prominent author Nury Vittachi has been kicked off the board of the Literary Festival, which he co-founded, after months of acrimony with other members over the administration of the event and the Man Asian Literary Prize, to be awarded for the first time this autumn.

9 Feb 2007 - 12:00am


WITH LOCAL BARD Dave McKirdy's 50th birthday just a few days off, he could have been forgiven for thinking it had come early. As poets gathered at the Fringe Studio in Central to read verse by such luminaries as Pablo Neruda, Maya Angelou and Seamus Heaney during the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival last week, it became apparent they were a man short.

16 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Prize aims to nurture writers in the region

A major new literary prize to recognise the work of Asian writers was launched last night at the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival.

The Man Asian Literary Prize, which aims to bring the work of Asian writers to the attention of the international literary community, will first be awarded in autumn next year.

14 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Sister Swing

Sister Swing

by Shirley Lim Geok Lin

Marshall Cavendish, $108

Shirley Lim Geok Lin has long professed the importance of mastering English, not just for doing business, but in its full literary form, to allow second-language speakers to hold their own in any setting where English is the means for communication.

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

From Youth to Experience

As part of the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2006, short story writers Nell Freudenberger and Rattawut Lapcharoensap talk about their works, followed by Seamus Heaney, poet and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, and Canadian novelist Charles Foran (right). Today, 7pm- 9pm, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, $160.

7 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Read all about it

Settling down to early morning coffee in Causeway Bay, Madeleine Dignam could hardly contain her excitement.

26 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

And the rest is history

The fairy tale of how a tete-a-tete gave birth to a giant - Asia's biggest literary festival

In late 1999, as the world readied itself for celebrations of millennial proportions, two literary-minded Hongkongers, Sri Lanka-born journalist and author Nury Vittachi and Indonesian-Chinese novelist Xu Xi, made a 'horrible discovery'.

26 Feb 2006 - 12:00am